Crime/Justice

Supremacist to plead guilty to child porn
Published on Jan 2nd, 2008
1 comments Kevin Strom, founder of a white supremacist organization called the National Vanguard, will plead guilty to child porn charges when he goes to U.S. District Court in Charlottesville January 14,...
Reverberations: Bhutto’s death hits home
Published on Dec 28th, 2007
1 comments Charlottesville-based SNL Financial has an office in Islamabad, Pakistan, with about 120 employees, most of whom live in Rawalpindi, the city where Benazir Bhutto was shot and 20 of her followers...
Jaywalking charge will be dropped
Published on Dec 21st, 2007
18 comments WINA radio reported an interview today with Charlottesville Commonwealth's Attorney Dave Chapman in which Chapman announced, as Police Chief Timothy Longo suggested in a memo, that the police effort...
Longo memo raises new fury
Published on Dec 20th, 2007
24 comments A memo sent by the Charlottesville Police chief to reassure City leaders about an accident that injured a wheelchair-bound pedestrian reveals that his department, which controversially issued a...
Word o’ the day: ‘clotheslined’
Published on Dec 19th, 2007
6 comments An item in the Daily Progress today about a group of seven juveniles mobbing a couple walking down Main Street and beating up a man has inquiring minds puzzling about this line: "Charlottesville Lt....
Grinch steals light donations
Published on Dec 19th, 2007
1 comments Gene Meeks and his son, Steve, have been putting up lights at their Crozet-area house since 1994. The family nails a donation box to a tree for the thousands of people who come to Meeks' Run to see...
Sex, lies, and videotape in Greene
Published on Dec 19th, 2007
6 comments Former Greene County Sheriff's Office lieutenant Leftery N. "Terry" Tsouroutis pleads guilty December 17 to transporting a teen police informant/crack addict across state lines to have sex and to...
Austin-Silva 911 tape released
Published on Dec 18th, 2007
6 comments Three weeks after Richard Silva and Blair Austin were acquitted of charges relating to their September 29 encounter with a Charlottesville police officer in a downtown crosswalk, a 911 call made by a...
‘Beefy’ Brown not guilty of murder in cop’s death
Published on Dec 18th, 2007
8 comments Sixteen months after he was arrested in a Briarwood townhouse for the crime, yesterday Douglas Michael "Beefy" Brown Jr. was found not guilty of murder in Colonial Heights Circuit Court for his role...
Locals back Mitchell, Longo speaks
Published on Dec 18th, 2007
0 comments Some local residents spoke on behalf of Gerry Mitchell at last night's City Council meeting, including pedestrian activist Kevin Cox. And yesterday, Charlottesville Police Chief Tim Longo weighed in...
Cubbage saw baseball’s steroid era up close
Published on Dec 14th, 2007
2 comments When former senator George Mitchell unveiled the findings of his 20-month investigation into steroid use in Major League Baseball, many fans were caught off-guard, but Charlottesville native Mike...
When dad’s in jail, Santa still shows
Published on Dec 13th, 2007
6 comments What happens when daddy goes to jail? The quadruple life sentences urged last week for Central Virginia's serial rapist, Nathan Antonio Washington, a father of four, have raised awareness of the...
No county for young soldiers
Published on Dec 10th, 2007
0 comments According to Virginia State Police, on Friday, December 7, U.S. Army private Nicholas Ripplinger, 21, was traveling along I-64 West through Albemarle County on his way to his base in Kentucky when...
Wheelchair pedestrian case continued
Published on Dec 6th, 2007
87 comments One month after he was struck by a police cruiser in a crosswalk– and then ticketed– artist Gerry Mitchell appeared in Charlottesville District Court this morning to face charges of...
Longo still pushing for Mall cameras
Published on Dec 1st, 2007
14 comments The DP reports that Charlottesville Police Chief Tim Longo has sent a letter to Downtown Business Association members asking for their support ahead of Monday's Council meeting, when he'll once again...
Murder suspects get two lawyers each
Published on Nov 30th, 2007
8 comments Eighteen-year-old Michael Stuart Pritchett (right) appeared on a video screen yesterday at 12:55pm, five minutes before the capital murder suspect was scheduled to have a hearing. However, the...
Police brutality accusers acquitted
Published on Nov 29th, 2007
35 comments After two months of legal wrangling and two trials today that took a combined five hours (and even delayed a capital murder hearing), the two young adults who alleged that a police officer nearly ran...
Murder series points to Evonitz, not Rice
Published on Nov 29th, 2007
4 comments Darrell David Rice is the convicted attacker once suspected of being both the Route 29 stalker as well and the Shenandoah Park murderer, as detailed in a pair of Hook stories last spring. But he...
Reporter off the hook– this time
Published on Nov 29th, 2007
19 comments Hook reporter Courteney Stuart went into Charlottesville General District Court this morning prepared for the worst, adamant that she would not testify after being subpoenaed as a witness by a...
Trial begins: Police accusers find themselves accused
Published on Nov 27th, 2007
16 comments As the public drunkenness trials of Richard Silva and his fiancée, Blair Austin [photo left], loom large on this week's Charlottesville court docket, questions persist about what exactly happened...